*Steve Bousquet: Partisan divide on early voting expansion | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
The Legislature is about to have its annual debate over the popularity and convenience of early voting.
Then again, maybe not.
Few issues at the Capitol are more overtly partisan than the perennial tinkering with the election laws, especially with a presidential election on the horizon.
What a shocker that Republicans oppose anything that would increase voter turnout and Democrats support it.
*In union dues debate, anti-tax 'high priest' Grover Norquist overstates union's role | Naked Politics: Wait, Grover Norquist is lying? I’m shocked.
*Case against Sansom and Odom is dropped | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times: Can’t imagine that a case prosecuted by Willie Meggs and dealing with good old boys like Ray Sansom and Jay Odom could work out in Sansom and Odom’s favor.
*ACLU of Florida names Rep. Jeff Brandes “Defender of Freedom” | Saint Petersblog: Strange when someone like Jeff Brandes is one of the more lefty-acting members of the legislature.
*Scott shocked, shocked! by crowds at state Capitol | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times: He’d be more shocked if we had a recall law.
*FLA Politics:: Is Governor Scott Selling Out Floridians to Big Oil to the tune of $2 billion?: Yes.
*Report: Non-criminals, minor violators make up the majority of those deported via Secure Communities | The Florida Independent
*Rick Scott and the "dark cloud over Fla's Sunshine laws" | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
*Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Takes a Star Turn as GOP Policy Weathervane | Discourse.net
*Docs & Glocks deal reached | Naked Politics
*Sen. Rene Garcia files bill amendment to eliminate prescription drug monitoring program | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
*Report: How Rick Scott is trying to increase gubernatorial power through rulemaking | Saint Petersblog
*Personnel note: Vivian Myrtetus to serve as Chief of Staff at Department of Children and Families | Saint Petersblog
*Fresh Squeezed Politics: Getting their vote on the record—after the fact – from TBO.com Breaking News
*Hialeah lawmaker bids Florida House farewell | Naked Politics
*House budget's out: 5,300 fewer jobs $66.5b in spending | Naked Politics
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